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Concerts & Shows
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- When I was little I spend so much time in the Opera and as I was getting older the time I spent there were reduced sadly. After that they started to renovate the whole building, but after they finished, I was happy to go back again.
The building itself is just amazing and I always liked the buffet since I was a child (whenever I was there, my parents or grandparents bought me a pretzel). This place will always be special to my heart.Written September 5, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Beautiful concert hall.
Music was excellent.
Brahms to die for
We loved the evening we spent there.
Make sure you goWritten May 17, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Duna Palota ("Danube Palace") - a former casino, and today a venue and ticket office for Hungarian Concert's popular tourist shows. Located very conveniently in the center of the Old Town, on Zrinyi Utca, and the concerts are held place here almost 365 days a year. We attended the popular concert named Hungarian Folk Show. Duna Palota is medium size theater but beautiful and ceremonial.
My best suggestion - If you want to have a very good seats, book in advance on official site - the tickets category 1 (37 euros) and choose the rows between 5-8. Get the confirmation by email, print and bring it to cashier, be there at least 20 minutes before the show starts, you should have enough time to exchange your voucher to actual paper ticket. This is critical and important. On time when we exchanged our vouchers, it was a 10 people line before us, with one person in the case. And plus to this it was an incident - the couple who bought their tickets from third party was not able to exchange their confirmations due double sale. It was long conversation with a cashier who had stated - this is not my fault - go to your agency where you bought a tickets. This dispute took time and we were afraid that we wouldn’t have time before start the performance. Then it was also necessary to climb up the several fly of stairs.
So be there in advance and DON'T BUY the tickets from third party - book online on official site or personal on spot. In additional the official site proposes a taxi transfer if you need for 14 euros round trip. Plus if you want, you can add to your show tickets - the evening dinner cruise by Danube after show. The concert was good, with 10 minutes intermission. Dress code- possibly Smart Casual. While highbrow classical music buffs will want a more serious concert, these show is crowd-pleaser with national Hungarian music, dances and songs.Written November 14, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We were walking along the Danube when we saw this beautiful building. We crossed over to investigate and found that it was a concert hall and museum. We enjoyed the interior of the building as much as some of the art displays. The glass and ceramic displays were beautiful. Since we are both senior citizens we didn't have to pay to enter (which we would certainly have done just to see the building). Good find!Written April 14, 2022
- The perfect place to go if you're interested in different operas, ballets, acts or other performances.
It isn't that shiny and expensive-looking as for example the Opera looks, but it's still beautiful and worth the visit.Written September 5, 2023
- A place you can visit alone, with your friends, family, significant one or anyone you like. If you like theatres, you should definitely go to Madách as well, they have great performances.Written September 5, 2023
- Regardless of age, visiting the Budapest Puppet Theater is always a relaxing programme.
The puppets were fantastic (Frau Holle fairy tale) and the story was also great!Written December 27, 2022
- Budapest Park was a really good venue for the Billy Idol concert in September 2022.
The concert was great it the sound was excellent!Written December 27, 2022
- We visited Vigszinhaz in early May 2022 to see the the 125th anniversary gala.
The music was great from several musicals. It was a nice program.
The building was also a beautiful piece of architecture.Written May 5, 2022
- It is a fantastic experience to visit the National Theatre. Not only is the park special, but the Madách International Theatre Meeting is also held here. Within the MITEM festival you can see a number of performances with English subtitles. It is an incredible experience to watch performances in Japanese, Italian, Chinese, Spanish, Polish, Romanian, French or Manipuri. There are performances from 58 countries around the world. A total of 400 companies with around 7500 peopleWritten April 28, 2023
- It was brilliant 😂 Réka who served our table (25) was amazing. Her kindness made my birthday evening 😊 Oh by the way her suggestion for pálinka was brilliant 😁 thank you Réka.Written October 17, 2022
- Great place for a beer or coffee for fair prices.
The theatrical plays are also uniqe and really entertaining. However, since it's a private theater, the ticket prices are above average, but it's worth it.Written October 18, 2016
- This is a great place to find local souvenirs that aren't typical junk. Nice selection of posters, t-shirts, small art objects.Written April 9, 2017
- When arriving through a huge arch, and watch this theatre from outside, you expect something large, according to the columnar entrance, even monumental. In the lobby, you still can think that there are long rows of chairs waiting for you, only after a few stairs - if you have a ticket to the balcony, you have fought yourself up quite a few stairs - you will be surprised to find that there is only a small auditorium for the big stage. I was lucky last night at the István Örkény Theater to see the Shaxpearre washer of Kertész street. It was a hard job to get tickets. It was a modern, very modern Romeo and Juliett story, where the youngsters are all more or less drog addicts, drinking cursing and everyone are having a promiscuous life. On weekend evenings on the streets of Budapest, something very similar can be seen as was on the stage. When I heard, that some people found it too much and left, I was thinking, what can they do in real life? Escape? Stay behind the walls of their home? Immigrate? Like it or not, that is the reality. Behind the rough, rambunctious behavior, is often a gentle soul is hiding. Shouting, swearing is just the surface, that the young fellow uses to cover up his feelings with.
It was a phenomenal performance that we are used to from the Örkény theater team. Although I enjoyed every minute of the show, at home I did watch Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet for a bit. Just for the sake of contrast.Written February 8, 2020
- Unfortunately the former theater now will be the seat of the Hungarian Prime Minister! He thinks that he must have his office in the former kings quater, just above the whole city. So if you want tosee the building, forget it, you won't be able to come closer!Written July 5, 2016
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